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From “Duck and Cover” How I Learned to Live Life in The Fetal Position

Mid-19th century, when I was in elementary school (the 1960s, to be exact), we did not have school shootings, with students killing one another. Our main fear, in those days, was atomic war, when the Russians would drop the bomb, … Continue reading

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Happiness is…

“Happiness Is” In the 1960s, Ray Conniff released a song with that title. It had a typical catchy Conniff melody, with lyrics mainly rhyming the various things indicating happiness was “different things to different people.” Happiness Is Simplistic, but so … Continue reading

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“Put On a Happy Face…”

A current television ad for an antidepressant (Rexulti) features people holding a hand drawn smiling mask in front of their faces to cover their true feelings. The obvious implication is the medication these people are on is not completely effective. … Continue reading

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This Was More Fun on the Playground

Now, for the proverbial “call to action:” If you liked this piece, please click “Like,” leave a comment, “Follow” my blog, better yet, share the link with friends, family, or colleagues you think would enjoy it. It’s the only way … Continue reading

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Sleeping in My Clothes

As a child, prior to a roadtrip, I just slept in my clothes, atop my bed. My stepfather was a stickler for hitting the road at 4 AM. So, I was ready, and simply had to move from my bed … Continue reading

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